Crime

Two locals appear in court today after CRU arrests

Two locals appear in court today after CRU arrests

Two people are in police custody and will be attending Rossland court today, according to Crime Reduction Unit commanding officer Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On March 7, members of the Trail Crime Reduction Unit arrested Melody Hutchinson, 23, and Trevor Isenor, 34, without incident," Orr said. "Isenor was arrested on an outstanding warrant of arrest for being unlawfully at large.

He said police have also recommended a charge of Break and Enter against Isenor, for an incident that occurred in an East Trail residence on Jan. 11.

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

A 52 year-old Grand Forks man was caught inside the back compound of the Encore Return It Depot on Sunday, March 3 at 11:46 p.m.

An employee saw a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Donaldson Road business and called in the police, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.

Police caught the man and have charged him with break and enter and theft. The man was known to police, said Harrison.

Because the crime happened last night, Harrison doesn’t have all the details as to what was stolen.

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

A 52 year-old Grand Forks man was caught inside the back compound of the Encore Return It Depot on Sunday, March 3 at 11:46 p.m.

An employee saw a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Donaldson Road business and called in the police, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.

Police caught the man and have charged him with break and enter and theft. The man was known to police, said Harrison.

Because the crime happened last night, Harrison doesn’t have all the details as to what was stolen.

19-year-old to face new charges after violating bail conditions on manslaughter charge

19-year-old to face new charges after violating bail conditions on manslaughter charge

On Feb. 28, members of the Trail Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant issued

under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located in Rivervale, just outside of Trail, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr, the non-commissioned officer in charge of Trail and Castlegar Crime Reduction Units.

Police asking for help finding woman on spending spree using senior's stolen credit cards

 Police asking for help finding woman on spending spree using senior's stolen credit cards

Nelson Police is asking for the public’s assistance to find a woman between the age of 25- to 35-years that has been using credit cards of an elderly victim.

The woman, who is a white female, with long brown hair and wears glasses with a distinctive black vest and pink and white stripes on the shoulders, has been using the stolen credit and debit cards that has cost the victim most than $3000.

Police have reviewed video footage of the female in various stores, but welcomes any information from the public.

Two young lads save dog in distress

Two young lads save dog in distress

City Police staff praised the quick thinking of two Nelson youths for possibly saving the life of a dog Saturday (February 23) near the Observatory Street Overpass in Rosemont.

In the early hours of Saturday evening the 12-and 13-year old boys located a dog that appeared to be wandering in traffic on the Observatory Street overpass.

The dog was limping at the time.

The boys were able to take control of the dog before walking the animal almost six blocks to the NPD offices on Stanley Street.

Cocaine, cash seized in Sparwood

Cocaine, cash seized in Sparwood

A large amount of cocaine and cash was seized recently as result of a joint investigation by the Elk Valley RCMP and the Cranbrook RCMP Drug Section in Sparwood.

Three individuals are now facing drug trafficking related charges.

On February 21, 2013, a search warrant authorized under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act was executed at a Sparwood residence without incident in the 6000 block Lower Elk Valley Road, Sparwood.

The search recovered approximately one ounce of cocaine, $4000 in cash and other drug trafficking related paraphernalia.

Police believe arson was cause of Stanley Street truck fire

Police believe arson was cause of Stanley Street truck fire

Nelson City Police believe a truck fire at the north end of Stanley Street in the Uphill district in the early hours of Friday (February 22) was deliberately set.

Police came to the conclusion after fire crews extinguished the early morning blaze and have called on RCMP Forensic Identification Section and Nelson Fire Rescue assist in the investigation.

“Once the fire was fully extinguished and the scene was safe the police officers engaged and began their investigation,” said acting Sargent Brian Weber in an emailed press release.

BREAKING NEWS: Grand Forks RCMP investigating fifth suspicious fire in North Fork area

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Video by Les Johnson, GFTV

UPDATE: Fire on Mill Creek Road third at the same property

Grand Forks RCMP are "deeply concerned" over a rash of deliberately set fires being set in a residential area off North Fork Road, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.

Crime Reduction Unit report to city council for January

Crime Reduction Unit report to city council for January

Trail's RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) had a busy month January, according to a report submitted through last week's regular city council meeting on Monday.

Highlights of the report, which was penned by CRU commanding officer Cpl. Darryl Orr, included charges being sworn against a Trail man Jan.1 for historical sexual interference.

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